Smoke from large fires in the Cariboo region has blown into Prince George and surrounding areas after a shift in wind direction over the weekend. The wind carried ashes from the fires south of Prince George, leaving a light dusting on cars and sidewalks that was washed away by overnight rains. "It has been smoky in Prince George, incredibly smoky, actually," said Eryn Collins, communication officer with Northern Health, who warned residents to take precautions.
The City of Grand Forks is backing down from an eviction notice for a group of local charities — slightly. Whispers of Hope soup kitchen and thrift store as well as a neighbouring emergency shelter have had their order to vacate a city-owned property — despite holding a valid lease — extended from 30 days to six months. Grand Forks Mayor Frank Konrad says last week's decision, which was made in camera, was admittedly "haphazard."
Brian Goodwin thought he'd used up his luck for 2017 after surviving a large avalanche in January, even though he lost his brand new snowboard. Goodwin was with a group of friends in the Stein Valley north of Pemberton, B.C., when someone in his group triggered an avalanche, burying the group's four snowboards and two snowmobiles. The entire crew made it out unscathed but after hours of probing and digging, only Goodwin's board was left unaccounted for, until now.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".